The West Steps

Public health is invisible—until things go wrong

March 13, 2020 Colorado Children's Campaign Season 2 Episode 9
The West Steps
Public health is invisible—until things go wrong
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The West Steps
Public health is invisible—until things go wrong
Mar 13, 2020 Season 2 Episode 9
Colorado Children's Campaign

Weaknesses in our public health system driven by chronic underfunding are being exposed as the coronavirus spreads in our communities. Glen Mayes, professor of health systems, management and policy at the Colorado School of Public Health, joins us to examine the shocks being sent through our communities during this outbreak, what we can do now to support Coloradans, and what needs to be done to support and rebuild these critical public health functions. Dr. Mays also helps us understand the virus, the response and where to go for reliable information (hint: your local public health agency).

Support the show (https://www.coloradokids.org/)

Show Notes

Weaknesses in our public health system driven by chronic underfunding are being exposed as the coronavirus spreads in our communities. Glen Mayes, professor of health systems, management and policy at the Colorado School of Public Health, joins us to examine the shocks being sent through our communities during this outbreak, what we can do now to support Coloradans, and what needs to be done to support and rebuild these critical public health functions. Dr. Mays also helps us understand the virus, the response and where to go for reliable information (hint: your local public health agency).

Support the show (https://www.coloradokids.org/)